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Life Lately - New Home

Since it's been so long since a life lately post, I wanted to make a general update from the past year or so. I may make future posts that go back with more details, but for now, something simple.

In 2015 Micah and I decided to move back to Oklahoma. OKC was calling and we definitely felt it was where we were supposed to be. Luckily we still feel that way ;)

For a year we lived in a really awesome condo that I could never ever afford without having a roommate, which happened to be my sweet brother-in-law. If you follow me on Instagram you might remember all the insane sunrises from that place. I really miss that.

This past autumn we took the plunge and bought our first home. It's in a woodsy neighborhood in OKC thats close to some of our favorite places. We love it here so much, and I know Rina does too. We have an enclosed patio that I call the "catio" that she essentially lives in now (she wishes). 

Right now I'm still in the process of converting the formal dining room to my studio space. This is the most space I've had dedicated to art stuff only, and I feel overwhelmed sometimes that I even get to do this for a living. I'll post more once I get more paintings hung and organized. 

I've also recently given my website a little facelift and added a list of all the retailers who carry my artwork in their shops. That's all for now, much love! 

Gem Show

So excited to post some images from a recent show I had at The Social Club in Norman, Oklahoma. I was their featured artist for November and I decided to display all the little gem paintings I've been working on from the past year. I've always loved working on a small scale and this was a perfect way to show off my "rock collection". 

I loved the idea of displaying them in an almost scientific format with the thick cradled wood acting as a boxed illusion of the specimen. Added with the fact that they are tiny, it just seemed to go hand in hand. I'm also incredibly fond of rainbows and it just seemed the most natural way to display these little paintings I love so much.

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Here are some photos of the show as well as a few favorites of mine!

Pink Diamond, oil on board, Trisha Thompson Adams 2016

Pink Diamond, oil on board, Trisha Thompson Adams 2016

One of my favorites, and also took soooo long to paint. I think I'll keep him. 

One of my favorites, and also took soooo long to paint. I think I'll keep him. 

Rhodochrosite, oil on board, Trisha Thompson Adams 2016

Rhodochrosite, oil on board, Trisha Thompson Adams 2016

A few in progress shots...

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New Studio, a Siren, and a Nebula Print!

I've been a little MIA lately and that's mostly due to the fact I packed things up and moved to a larger studio. I'm so excited to have more space, light, and the sweetest little balcony. It's still a little too chilly, but I'm really looking forward to bringing my oils outside and painting in the sunshine.

This space is only temporary since we will be moving this summer, but for the moment it's nice to enjoy all the new places we've been able to visit/live. 

Scanned version of one of my sirens. I have several in progress atm, and I can't wait to see how each piece will emerge into it's own being. One of my favorite things about painting is the process of layering. Each layer brings with it new depth, life, and mistakes, which results in this new creation that has so much energy to it. It's the reason I love painting so much.

Also wanted to mention I now have Orion Nebula prints in my shop. I love the crispness and color in these prints; they turned out incredibly lovely. Painting galaxies and nebulae has proven to be a very spiritual and calming experience. 

I'm painting and packing prints in the studio today. Hope you all have a fulfilling and wonderful week!

Celestial Siren

I recently finished this celestial siren oil painting and I'm completely smitten. She doesn't have a name yet, though I'm leaning towards something like Luceria. The reference photo was taken from this lovely photo of Kassi Smith by Kenny Sweeney. I have a few more sirens in the works that I'm pretty excited about; this whole series has me pretty excited.

It feels good to be working on a larger scale than I'm used to. There's more freedom with my brushstrokes and that's a a really wonderful feeling.

Well, I'm off to paint and eat tacos, have a lovely weekend! 

Ramblings

I'm painting nebulae this week as well as starting a celestial siren. I'm constantly cleaning my brushes and plucking cat hair off my paintings. That's fine though. Micah has a birthday coming up and the weather has been in the 70s the past few days. I've been enjoying the afternoon rays and the pale winter sunsets. I don't know what I'd do without sunlight. I'm not sure what Rina would do without sunlight either. That's all for now.